Junk food seems to be the tastiest food in the world, and when you are on a diet or you are desperate to lose weight, the junk food is the one that attracts you the most. This is because of its taste and that yummy look it has, that certainly is amiss in the food that we normally get at homes. Those burgers with extra cheese, the French fries dripping with sauce, the hot chocolate brownies, or cheese burst pizzas, all these foods are the ones that tempt us the most but are absolute no-no’s for the one who are fat, want to lose weight, and the ones who do not want to put on weight.
However, this theory does not hold true if you go by the claim made by a science teacher on the junk food consumption. She claims that even a regular consumer of junk food can also lose weight. Although this sounds crazy ,but she claims valid proof to back her claim.
John Cisna is a science teacher in the Colo-Nesco School District, and her claim is in contrast to a research done back in the year 2004. An American documentary showed Morgan Spurlock who ate only McDonald’s food all three times a day continuously for thirty days at a stretch. At that time, Spurlock was thirty-two years of age, and as aftereffects of daily McDonald’s diet, Spurlock gained 24.5 pounds, reached a cholesterol level of 230, and a thirteen percent increase in the body mass. Other effects that were seen in Spurlock were the mood swings, fat accumulation in his liver and sexual dysfunction. His wife afterwards helped him lose weight through a full vegan diet and exercise that took a good fourteen months.
Contradicting the above finding is the claim made by a science teacher John Cisna who believes that it is quite possible to lose weight even if one eats junk food regularly. The science teacher went on a complete McDonald’s diet for 90 days just to prove a point. The teacher managed to prove the point quite well, as he lost a considerable amount of weight while being on a junk diet. A local McDonald franchise owner served Cisna with free McDonald meals for 90 days.
Cisna used to eat McDonald’s food three times a day but strictly in accordance to the daily dietary allowances. He followed daily nutritional limitations of 2,000 calories, and similar limitations for proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and cholesterol. To ensure that he followed correct nutritional limitations, Cisna took help of three students who used to prepare his meals everyday in strict accordance to the nutritional requirements.
Although he followed nutritional limitations, he did not limit himself to salads at McDonalds. He very much used to take Big Macs, cheeseburgers, ice cream cones, and sundaes. With the intake of junk food three times a day, Cisna started a 45 minute high paced walk every day. The nutritional limitations and walk enabled Cisna to lose 37 pounds by the end of the 90th day.
Moreover, his cholesterol level dropped from 249 to 170. The result was no doubt shocking but it was real. Cisna took a 90-day challenge to prove his point, which he successfully did.
At the end of the research, Cisna made it very clear that people do not need to go on a junk diet to lose weight. The motive behind this study is not to encourage people to have junk food but to be well aware of the nutritional limitations, as healthy weight is all about making healthy choices.